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Sunglasses for Fashion, or for Health?

Sunglasses for Fashion, or for Health?

Sunglasses for Fashion, or for Health?

Living in California means one of two things. One you love the vibes of the state, sun, and culture. The second thing is you’re here for work and you have yet to fall in love with the state. The Golden State is known for its stars and coast line that you will fall in love with. Californians love staring out at the ocean, and enjoying sunshine. Unfortunately that sunshine gives us a little bit trouble unfortunately.

The sunshine is our best friend, but also worst enemy. Who doesn’t love soaking in the sun after a cold night or long winter? Unfortunately while we’re soaking up the joyous rays, we’re also cooking in some UV rays that are damaging our skin cells. We may be aware of what the harmful rays do to our skin, but we don’t think of our eyes.

Our eyes can actually receive ...

How to Apologize and Keep Relationships Healthy

How to Apologize and Keep Relationships Healthy

How to Apologize and Keep Relationships Healthy

We say things in the heat of the moment all the time. We get caught up in defending ourselves and too worried about our own feelings that we often cross a line with the person we’re arguing with. Let’s face it, we only argue with people we care about in the first place. We argue with our parents who are just trying to look out for us. We argue with our friends when they point out that we’re being dumb. Anger is a secondary emotion. Meaning that in order to feel angry, we must feel a primary emotion first. Anger is a result of an escalation of emotions.

Knowing that anger is a result of another emotions, you then must recognize what was your first emotion. Think about what was said or done that made you react in anger and lash out at your loved one...

Having Your Person is Good

Having Your Person is Good

Having Your Person is Good

Life is filled with ever changing patterns. One day you’re in high school, dreading the algebra test you have next period, and the next you’re sitting watching the class valedictorian give a speech about the past four years. Before you know it you’re in training for your dream job and have met a special someone in your life. Then you get some sad news about an old high school buddy who was taken too soon. Your siblings, or cousins start popping out kids. Before you know it you’re looking at buying your first house. Life happens fast and in chunks it seems. It can be hard to find some stability at times.

Having a person, a best friend, a constant, can sometimes be the only stable thing in our lives. It’s a good thing to have a person like that...

What is Sales Tax?

What is Sales Tax?

There are a lot of things that you know about, but don’t completely understand in life. Multiple things fall into the category of I-should-know-this-but-I-don’t-really-know-it, this includes: filing taxes, making doctor’s appointments for yourself, opening a bank account, voting, getting a loan, checking your credit score, and getting insurance. These tasks can be daunting, and just plain confusing. The good news is we’re here to explain sales tax.

Sales tax is a tax that you pay for services and goods. For example if you’re buying a new gaming system, you pay a sales tax on it. You can also pay sales tax on services, like house cleaning, or installing new equipment in your house. Sales tax is attached to just about anything and everything you purchase...

Do Seatbelt Laws Save Lives?

Would You Get Behind the Wheel of a Vehicle While High? Well, California Teens Are

Do Seatbelt Laws Save Lives?

It seems like every time we turn around, a new law that takes away another one of our personal choices is in place. A perfect example of this is seatbelt laws.

At this point, with the exception of New Hampshire, every single state has laws in place that force passengers in the front seats to wear seatbelts whenever the car is in motion. Washington D.C. along with twenty-nine states also require backseat passengers to be belted up.

The question is, do seat belt laws really save as many lives as the government claims, or are they simply another way for police offices to collect money?

Do Seatbelts Save Lives

The big question that many people ponder is whether seatbelts save lives. It’s harder to tell than most people would imagine.

Looking strictly at the data that’s been collected duri...

So, You Want to Grow Your Own Marijuana at Your House?

So, You Want to Grow Your Own Marijuana at Home?

There was a time when no one openly spoke about growing pot, but now that medical marijuana has become legal in many states, it’s natural to think about growing your own. Not only does this mean you’ll have a fresh supply whenever you need it, cultivating your own plants also saves you money and gives you and relaxing new hobby.

Before you start setting up a space for your marijuana garden, there’s a few things you need to consider.

Growing Marijuana In California

California can now legally grow up to six marijuana plants at home, including all of the harvest from those plants.

Here’s what you should know:

☑ The minimum age is 21
☑ Possess no more than 6 plants at a time
☑ Grow only where you live, where it cannot be seen and lock it
☑ Carry no more than 28...

Can I Get In Trouble For Not Reporting Crimes I Witnessed?

Can I Get In Trouble For Not Reporting Crimes I Witnessed?

Can I Get In Trouble For Not Reporting Crimes I Witnessed?

When a crime occurs and you’re around to witness it, do you have to report it to the police? Is it a moral obligation or a legal one? Most people don’t really know where the line is drawn. Sometimes no, you don’t legally have to report it, but other times, yes you do.

If you assisted another person in his or her crime, but did not actually commit the crime yourself, you can be charged if you know of the illegal plan and helped facilitate it. This can be disabling a security camera while the main suspect robs a bank.

Is it illegal to not report a crime? Does it matter if the crime has already taken place, or if you believe it is about to?

If you witness someone committing a violent crime (rape, sexual assault, etc.) against a child 14 years or younger, you must report the crime...

Dealing with the Distance

Dealing with the Distance

Traveling and exploring the world is great. You are able to experience new areas of the world. Life often takes us on adventures where we may need to travel, and deal with distance. Distance can be a blessing and a curse. Even in long distance relationships, there are perks to the miles in-between you and your loved ones.

Moving away from your family, or a loved one, for the first time can be hard. Whether you’re a college student moving away from home for the first time, you’re part of the military, or you’re just moving to the town over for a job, leaving what is familiar is difficult. Being separated from what you know is complicated. This is due to the fact that you have to say goodbye to what you know and then get used to new habits and unfamiliar faces...

Are You Seeing More DUI Checkpoints? If So, There’s Probably a Good Reason

Are You Seeing More DUI Checkpoints? If So, There’s Probably a Good Reason

Whenever a holiday that involves a lot of partying and drinking rolls around, you can bet that you will be seeing an increase in DUI checkpoints. This occurs because law enforcement officers recognize the fact that more people will be drinking, and as such, more people will attempt to drive while intoxicated. They can be quite the inconvenience, especially if you are running late. However, as annoying as they appear on the surface, they do serve a very important purpose.

The whole point of DUI checkpoints is to catch as many drunk drivers as possible before they cause an accident and hurt someone. This is done by stopping every car and examining each driver for signs of intoxication. Unfortunately for those of us smart enough not to drive drunk, this is a real hassle.

Something that many ...

The History of Mother’s Day

The History of Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and you’re probably stressed about finding the perfect gift. Trying to find a way to showcase the appreciation you have for your mom, wife, or grandma can be hard. They give us all so much of their time and energy. We often get so wrapped up in gift giving, that we never really question why we’re giving gifts to begin with. Obviously with Mother’s Day it’s about showing your appreciation for your mother, but when did this tradition start?

Whoever decided that mother’s should have a day to be appreciated was probably the favorite child. According to History.com, Mother’s Day dates back to the Ancient Greeks and Romans. However, no one knows the first known Mother’s Day. It sounds like we’ve always been appreciating moms.

Of course...